George H.W. Bush hospitalized following wife’s funeral

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Former President George H.W. Bush was admitted to a Houston hospital Sunday after contracting an infection, according to a statement from his office Monday evening. The 41st president of the United States is 93 years old.

“President Bush was admitted to the Houston Methodist Hospital yesterday after contracting an infection that spread to his blood,” the statement read. “He is responding to treatments and appears to be recovering. We will issue additional updates as events warrant.”

His wife, former first lady Barbara Bush, was buried Saturday. Barbara died Tuesday at her Houston home. She was 92.

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